Harvest Report

October 3rd, 2017: Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA- Happy Grapes

Cooler temperatures over the last week forced us to put production on hold… and give our cellar crew a much-needed break! But the return of the sunshine has put the fruit on the perfect path for ripening. Melanie is currently in beautiful Kamiak Vineyard, the last vineyard on the Snake River, harvesting Syrah which we will use to blend with Idaho fruit to make our classic Syrah.

Harvest Report

September 19th, 2017: Airfield Estate, Yakima AVA, WA.

Behold the gorgeous Syrah that is now being harvested and pressed at Airfield Estate in the heart of the Yakima Valley AVA in Washington. This will be used for the Cinder Dry Rosé that will be released in the Spring of 2018.

Although Mother Nature forced us to look outside of the Snake River Valley for fruit, Melanie found it at this beautiful vineyard in Washington’s oldest and most established AVA where she says even now, “It tastes good!”

She’s so modest.

Harvest Report

September 12th, 2017: Naches Heights AVA, WA.- The Evolution of a Cinder Small Lot Series Wine

Each year, our winemaker Melanie produces are barrel or two of “Small Lot Series” wines for Cinder. These one-of-a-kind wines are produced in limited quantity and sold exclusively to our Wine Club Members. With these wines, our customers get the chance to experience the very best of what our winemaker has to offer, as she works with different varietals or experiments with different fermentation styles that she does not employ with our traditional lineup of Cinder wines. What makes these wines super special is that only Mother Nature knows if Melanie will ever make them again.

So, what is catching her eye now for the 2018 release? Melanie is looking at some Marsanne from the Naches Heights AVA in Washington that could possibly be used in a SLS white wine blend… Get excited!